Posts by Justin Hopkins

What Eats You Up?

John chapter two ends with an abrupt account of Jesus cleansing the Temple. This whole process occupies many hours of His time. He made a scourge (John 2:15). No doubt, He spent much time in thought and prayer as He sat and braided the small cords. His actions were not a brief fit of rage…

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It’s A Miracle!

In John 2:11 we read that Jesus’ first miracle “manifested His glory.” It was a significant event to all who saw or heard of it. It is easy when we read our Bibles to imagine that miracles were a commonplace occurrence. We tend to picture Abraham walking out of his tent every morning, stretching, yawning,…

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Whatever He Says…

The first miracle that Jesus ever performed was prompted by the initiative of His mother, Mary. The instructions that she gave to the servants were simple. “Whatever He says to you, do it” (John 2:5). What might have happened if the servants had ignored Jesus’ instructions? What if they had only kinda done what Jesus…

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Whole Bean Or Pre-Ground?

Do you like your coffee to have the maximum amount of freshness, flavor, and wonderfulness? Then you want whole-bean coffee. Remember from October, that the biggest factor affecting the freshness of your coffee is its exposure to air. When you grind your coffee the amount of surface area that is exposed to air multiplies exponentially.…

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The Eternal Word

John begins his Gospel with a profound treatise about the eternal nature and deity of Christ. Christ is described as the Word (John 1:1), who was with God and was God. He is the one who made all things (John 1:3). Indeed, when you read Genesis 1, everything that was created was created by the…

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Why do you come to Jesus?

In the first chapter of John we see many different people coming to Jesus for many different reasons. The Pharisees came to investigate a possible threat to their own position and power. Jesus asked two of the first disciples to follow Him what they were seeking (John 1:38). They wanted to be with Jesus and…

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The Fulfillment of the Law

The Old Testament is vital to our faith and understanding of God. It makes up 2/3 of the Sacred Text. Yet, John draws a sharp contrast between the Law of Moses and the Law of Christ (John 1:15-24). Jesus is greater than Moses, who delivered a law that was not able to fulfill the justice…

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The Treasure of Knowledge

The Treasure of Knowledge

This week the National Center for Education Statistics released the results of a study, which found that over ninety-four percent of teachers spent their own money on providing supplies and learning resources for their students, with each spending an average of $479. This information is coming to light at a time when many teachers around…

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